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    Government archives

    Archives are records that are permanently kept for legal, administrative and cultural purposes. They are generally unpublished, and they support most historical research. Archives New Zealand By far the largest and most significant repository in New Zeala ...

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    Civic and cultural buildings

    in a raupō (bulrush) hut in 1841 with a book collection especially brought from Britain. It closed ...

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    19th-century collections and galleries

    Early collections The first collections of European art in New Zealand arrived as the household property of well-to-do settlers and included many family portraits. For example, when the Greenwood family emigrated to Motueka in 1843 their luggage contained ...

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    Galleries and collections, 1900 to 1960s

    New galleries There was a 20-year gap between the opening of the last art gallery of the 19th century (the Suter in 1899) and the first gallery of the 20th century. When Whanganui farmer Henry Sarjeant died in 1912, he left a considerable sum of money in ...

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    Modernisation and contemporary collecting, 1970s to 2000s

    1970s New Zealand’s art galleries underwent a distinct period of modernisation in the 1970s after decades of grumbling by some critics and artists. Post-Second World War urbanisation and population growth, increased international travel and a growing sens ...

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    New museums for the new century, 1990 to 2013

    Museum acquired a ‘pocket collection,’ comprising the contents of a child’s pocket. The larger, older ...

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    Religious aspects

    Rongomātāne and kūmara The other food plants introduced from Polynesia proved difficult to grow in the new environment, so kūmara was increasingly important to Māori communities. Its importance and value rose further as the availability of suitable land f ...

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    Pahīatua

    Pahīatua Main town of northern Wairarapa, set in the Mangatainoka River valley, with a 2013 population of 2,412. A wide garden strip dividing the town’s main street is a popular place for travellers to stop and picnic. The strip was set aside as a rail re ...

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    Tūāhu and wāhi tapu

    Tapu places and objects Particular places and objects were tapu. These included shrines, objects used to contain gods, waterways set aside for religious purposes, and places which were intrinsically tapu, or tapu due to important events which had happened ...

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    Atua and tipua

    Atua wāhine during creation All mana is sourced from the atua (gods). For Māori women, the sources of this mana (mana wahine) include te ara uwha o Tahu (the heavenly female path of Tahu), the primal parent Papatūānuku (the earth mother, and creator of al ...

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